Union County Electric Cooperative has begun implementing portions of its Emergency Response Plan to prepare for the possibility of the spread of the coronavirus. This is not a panicked reaction to the media attention surrounding COVID-19, but is a proactive response to recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and proven means to halting a contagious disease.
In response to the threat of coronavirus, the Cooperative has minimized group interaction and coordinated with interdependent utilities, contractors and suppliers to evaluate how operations could be impacted by potential disruptions. The Cooperative will continue to monitor the situation closely and respond according to its emergency response plans.
Based on these recommendations, the Board of Directors has opted to postpone the 83rd Annual Membership Meeting, which was scheduled for March 30th. When circumstances change, the Board of Directors will reevaluate and determine a new date to hold the Annual Meeting.
The cooperative has 10 employees and provides electricity to approximately 1,200 members. Our top priority is the safety and health of our employees, their families and our members as we continue to provide reliable electric service to our member-owners. We’re monitoring the news of the coronavirus closely and have plans in place to take further action in the event the virus spreads more locally or if we have multiple employees infected by the virus. We hope we don’t have to implement any of these plans, but we’re prepared to do so if we need to.
As always, Cooperative employees provide emergency response service 24 hours a day and will continue to be prepared to respond to any outages or problems on the system if they arise.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and our staff, we appreciate your patience and understanding.
Union County Electric Cooperative